Thursday, March 27, 2008

Did Amelia Sell?

I don't know yet.

Ah, the joys of community volunteer events. On the website it says you have to take your art home that night after the show (10pm) if it didn't sell, or pick it up at such-and-such location between 1 and 3pm on Sunday March 25th. I didn't know if mine sold because there were no bids yet when I left. Secondly, Sunday was the next day, which was also Easter, but it was not March 25th. Perhaps this text was left on the website from last year's show? Who knows. And no one was answering the phone. So we had to drive over there Sunday just to find out if anyone was there and make sure I didn't lose my art. No, no one there.

On Tuesday I finally get an email basically saying I might get a check within the next two weeks if my piece sold, or if not she's going on vacation and so I'll be notified when she gets back that it didn't sell and then I can come pick it up at some other location.

Kind of anti-climactic. The show itself I saw for about 30 minutes, and that was a long, cramped, sweaty half hour. There were over 400 people there, so it was basically mobbed. It was hot and I was carrying Lily and there was nowhere to sit. To give her credit, she behaved impeccably. Some wisenheimer called her "a real piece of 'Living Art'" (the theme of the show) and I just nodded and let her think she was exceedingly clever. There was supposed to be desserts but all I saw were crackers with mystery smush which could have been hummus or could have been shrimp, so I didn't touch it. The line to get these delectables was blocking a lot of the art (bad planning) and also the entrance to the coatroom and restrooms. And I wasn't impressed with most of the art. I thought a lot of it was ok but boring.

So that was the show. Plllllllttttt.

1 comment:

Chris said...

You MUST tell us when you get your check. You don't have to tell us how much it is, especially before it clears. Unless it's over a million dollars, then the craft world needs to know.

And if the check is signed by Amelie Erhardt, I think you should do some investigating.